XTechalpha Thought Leaders

XTechalpha have onboarded an ensemble line up of seasoned and proven thought leaders from the exponential technologies and emerging segments arena . These leaders have an exceptional track record of setting up new benchmarks in envisioning the future of new age technologies: AI , IoT , Digital Transformation , Cyber security , Blockchain and emerging segments : GIC’s , startups , VC/PE firms , new age academic institutions . XTechalpha will proactively bring forward their expert insights and perspectives on topical and trending topics in succinct content formats

Lalit Ahuja


Lalit is the CEO of ANSR Consulting Inc, Dallas, the largest global company specializing in establishment of GIC’s. Since its inception in 2004, ANSR has established 24 GIC’s in India, aggregating to 40,000 FTE positions and over $1Billion in capital investments. Lalit is the Founder of Kyron Global Accelerator, the largest start-up engagement platform for global enterprises in India. Lalit is on the advisory board of Turtle Wax, a Chicago based company that produces innovative product lines to meet the ever changing needs of both car consumers and the automotive industry. Lalit is Strategic Advisor of Lowes India, a subsidiary of Lowe’s Companies Inc, the second largest home improvement retailer in the US that operates a chain of 1,800 retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and, Mexico.

Lalit is a member of the board for several GICs in India including AB-Inbev, L Brands, Lowe’s, JC Penney, HBC and Great West Financial Services.

Lalit has also served as:
• Managing Director of Mast Global Services India (an L Brands Company)
• Managing Director of Lowe’s India
• Chairman and President of Target India
• CEO of NDS India Limited (now a Cisco Company)
• CEO of News Corporation (STAR TV) and $300M News Corporation Venture Fund
• CEO of LG Electronics
• CEO of Datamatics Ltd, Mumbai
• Senior Executive Advisor, Distribution Sector, IBM, Japan
• Member of the Global Council, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ.

Lalit has an MS in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay and an engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Dr. Shai Moses


Dr. Shai is the Israeli Economic Consul residing in Bangalore, he is a developing strategic partners between South-Indian-based, financial and technological companies, and Israeli counterparts engaging with top executives to explore Israeli and Indian innovation across multiple business areas, focusing on ICT, Cyber Security, IoT, BioMed, and clean tech sectors. He maintains, cheerfully, an extensive business network in Israel and India.

Israeli companies excel in providing innovative technologies and enhance R&D services. Companies in India can benefit from the advanced Israel technologies to learn more on potential collaborations, we invite you to visit this website   https://finder.startupnationcentral.org/  the Trade and Economic Affairs at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru., will assist in establishing e-connect with relevant Israel  companies: E-mail: Bangalore@israeltrade.gov

Sonia Manchanda​


Sonia designs ground up strategies – for massive scale and impact. She leads interdisciplinary teams through tough challenges – demonstrating a high level of thought and craft in branding, experience and interactions. She is a cofounder of SPREAD Design + Learning a new age design firm that seamlessly integrates all disciplines of design with technology and media, based out of our design farm that we seeded and continue to nurture ground up – open skies, trees, harvest and all.

Sameer Dhanrajani

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, AIQrate

Sameer is Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics . He is responsible for driving strategic investments and inorganic growth, lead high-priority growth initiatives and help Fractal clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses . In his previous assignment , Sameer was Global Business Leader for Cognizant analytics and data sciences unit at Cognizant Technology Solutions.Sameer was responsible for leading end to end business spheres of Cognizant analytics – arguably the most comprehensive and broad based analytics practice in the industry comprising of multiple analytics verticals ,horizontals .He pioneered market redefining Customer , Risk , Operations analytics framework (CRO)to help clients realize transformative value from data detonation.

Jaspreet Bindra


Jaspreet is the Founder of Digital Matters, an advisory firm in the areas of Digital Transformation, Blockchain and the Future of Work.

Until recently, Jaspreet was the Senior Vice President- Digital Transformation, (equivalent to the Chief Digital Officer), of the $20bn Mahindra Group of Companies. Jaspreet is a Digital Advisor to Mahindra Group, Adjunct Advisor to IDC, and the Emerging Technologies Advisor to Internet and Mobile Association of India. He sits on the Advisory Board of AI firm Findability Sciences and a few other companies in the technology space.

His digital transformation experience spans across Agritech, Real Estate, Next-gen Social Networks, Hospitality, Auto and Financial Services.

Jaspreet is also a thought-leader in the Blockchain space in India, and he has built Proof of Concepts and products based on this technology. He is on the Advisory Board of Blockchained India, India’s largest Blockchain community, is invested in few Blockchain start-ups, and mentors the Blockchain Group for IAMAI.

He has delivered a platform-leading TEDx talk on Blockchain at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fbhI1qVj0c&t=8s ).

Vikas Gupta


Vikas Gupta is the Managing Director of Wiley India and a recognized thought leader in the publishing and knowledge industry. In a career spanning over 20 years, Vikas has been a forerunner in leading many innovative products and business models in the space of technology-driven learning solutions, research and faculty development, professional certifications and skill development.

As an award-winning serial entrepreneur, Vikas co-founded and led ventures in the fields of IT, Publishing and Medical Electronics. He is an ardent promoter of the spirit of entrepreneurship and encourages students as well as professionals to constantly strive towards perseverance coupled with innovative thinking. He is the thought leader behind WileyNXT which is Wiley’s endeavor into offering products and solutions aimed at instilling skills catering to new age job roles that are driven by technology and digital transformation.

He has authored/co-authored 15 books till date, and his books in the field of IT has sold over two million copies worldwide. Vikas was also Former President of Association of Publishers in India (API) and the promoter-member of the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI).

Vikas holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an Executive MBA from ISB in association with Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton Business School and Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. He also holds a PG Diploma in Printing and Publishing from London.

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